Perrier Jouet


Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque 2008 Vintage|Vintage|2008

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy

Earth

Earth


Chalk

Foods

Foods


Patisserie Butter

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


White Peach

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Epernay

Epernay

What to expect


"The generous, sunny, buttery mood of Perrier-Jouët is well countered by the tension and definition of the great 2008 season, creating a Belle Epoque of heightened lemon purity and elevating the chalk mineral emphasis of Cramant and Avize. True to the season, it’s backward and primary, with only subtle Parisian pâtisserie complexity providing interest to its white-fruit purity. It upholds the silky succulence and creamy approachability of the house, yet does so with greater focus, line and energy than ever. The result is quite magnificent, the most compelling vintage under this label for as long as I can recall."

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

$219.00

Club Price $208.05 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy

Earth

Earth


Chalk

Foods

Foods


Patisserie Butter

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


White Peach

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

What to expect


"The generous, sunny, buttery mood of Perrier-Jouët is well countered by the tension and definition of the great 2008 season, creating a Belle Epoque of heightened lemon purity and elevating the chalk mineral emphasis of Cramant and Avize. True to the season, it’s backward and primary, with only subtle Parisian pâtisserie complexity providing interest to its white-fruit purity. It upholds the silky succulence and creamy approachability of the house, yet does so with greater focus, line and energy than ever. The result is quite magnificent, the most compelling vintage under this label for as long as I can recall."

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

About the house

About the house


Food suggestion

Perrier-Jouët was founded in 1811 by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier, who added the maiden name of his wife, Adele Jouët, to create the house. Established in the heart of Épernay, Perrier-Jouët quickly began to build an international following from its success in exporting to foreign markets. Early entry to the UK (1815) meant that by 1847 exports represented nearly ninety per cent of House sales. This European success allowed the family to increase their vineyard holdings, hand-picking land in the grand cru villages of Aÿ, Avize, Cramant, Mailly. When replanting vines they focused on chardonnay, bringing the lightness to the Perrier-Jouët wines which is still a characteristic of the wines today. The Maison Belle Epoque in Epernay is the private chateau of the Perrier-Jouët family and houses one of the world’s foremost collections of Art Nouveau masterpieces. A dedicated global campaign to reunite pieces from the Belle Epoque era saw the creation of one of the world’s genuinely unique properties: a living testimony to the era, featuring works from such great Art Nouveau protagonists as Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Lalique, Majorelle and Hector Guimard, creator of the famed Paris Metro iconography. It is home to many original works by Emile Gallé, friend of the House and designer of the original Belle Epoque Anemone bottle in 1902.

Food suggestion


Such a spectacular champagne should be served with a cuisine that as correspondingly elegant. We would suggest serving the 2008 Belle Epoque with scallops in a champagne-butter sauce which will mirror the richness and delicacy of the wine.